Hardcastle. he is the only creature in the whole country who is against paying visits to town. â€˜ I wonder why London cannot keep its own fools at home!â€™. He loves â€˜old-fashioned trumperyâ€™. â€˜I love everthing thatâ€™s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old boks, old wine.â€™
he is the only creature in the whole country who is against paying visits to town.
‘ I wonder why London cannot keep its own fools at home!’
He loves ‘old-fashioned trumpery’. ‘I love everthing that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old boks, old wine.’
His relationship with his step son, Tony:
‘It was but yesterday he fastened my wig to the back of my chair, and when I went to make a bow, I popt my bald head in Mrs. Frizzle’s face.’
His relationship with his daughter, Kate: Hardcastle cares for his daughter Kate, but insists that she dress plainly in his presence. It is he who arranges for Marlow to come to the country to marry his daughter.
TONYMrs. Hardcastle: …Thepoor boy wasalwaystoosickto do anygood. A schoolwould be his death. When he comesto be a littlestronger, whoknowswhat a yearortwo’s Latin may do forhim? Hardcastle: Latin forhim! A catandfiddle. No, no; thealehouseandthestablearetheonlyschoolshe’ll ever goto.Mrs. Hardcastle: …Anybodythatlooks in his facemayseehe’sconsumptive.Hardcastle: Ay, ifgrowingtoofat be one of thesymptoms.Mrs. Hardcastle: He coughssometimes.Hardcastle: Yes, when his liquorgoesthewrongway.Mrs. Hardcastle: I’mactuallyafraid of his lungs.Hardcastle: Andtrulysoam I; for he sometimeswhoopslike a speakingtrumpet
Tony: The Three Pigeons expects me down every moment. There’s some fun going forward.
Mrs Hardcastle: Pray, my dear, disappoint them for one night at least.
Tony: As for disappointing them, I should not so much mind; but I can’t abide to disappoint myself.
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning,
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain… ‘’
Tony: I will, I tell you.
Mrs Hardcastle: I say you shan’t.
Tony: We’ll see which is strongest, you or I. (Exit, hauling her out.)
His sense of humour : burning the footmen’s shoes, frightening the maids, worrying the kittens.
Tony is fat, uneducated, consumptive, self-oriented, fun-loving, not obedient, wisecracker, trickster
over-protective mother to Tony,
loves the town,
aware of class distinction
materialistic character in the play
*’Constance, you amaze me. Such a girl as you want jewels!It will be time enough for jewels when your beauty begins to want repairs.
*’Jewels are quite out at present.’
Hardcastle: …thefashions of thetimeshavealmostinfected her too. Byliving a yearortwo in town, she is as fond of gauzeandFrenchfrippery as thebest of them.
MissHardcastle: Youknowouragreement, sir. Youallowmethemorningtoreceiveand pay visits, andtodress in myownmanner; and in theevening I put on myhousewife’sdresstopleaseyou.
‘’ I shan’t like him; our meeting will be so formal, and so like a thing of business that I shall find no room for friendship or esteem.’’
Miss Hardcastle: My dear papa, say no more, ( kissing his hand), he’s mine; I’ll have him.
Miss Hardcastle: …young and hansome: these he put last; but I put them foremost.
Sir Charles Marlow: To make his son and Miss Hardcastle get married.